First Do No Harm: The DEA targets Physicians who treat their patients pain.

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I would like to say as a chronic pain patient with 4 bulging disk in my back and and 2 disk's have 2 degenerative disk's in my lower back and 2 bulging in my neck with bone spurs. And I can't get the pain meds I need anymore so that leaves me with no life but lots of pain and it's not far that people with ligitment pain with mri's can't get there pain meds and now they have the drug mortering system it should make things easyer buy the DAMN DEA needs to but out of this so people with legitimate pain can live a some what decent life. The dea needs to deal with real drug dealers and leave us alone but it to bad they have bullied all the pharmacy's but it needs to be fixed soon and people need to do a class action lawsuit to tell DEA.
Make the decision for yourselves and your health, not mine or others.
Ive been strong most of my life.Worked since i was 13yrs old. College educated. I became ill when i was workin.Rheomtoid,Diabetes, degenerative disc, ended up getting fired for calling in sick.I applied for SS and i retired. I was put on many steriods and pain pills. It helped my life tremendously.I could walk again and be with my children n grandchildren.I had a life and i was happy. Now I got cut off my pain medicines.Its been 7 Months now and no doctor will even give me Tylenol or ibuprofen!I'm back in isolation in bed. I can walk or do normal stuff like hold a coffe cup.Type hurts my fingers. I'm treated like my pain is a lie. even though I've been diagnosed . I want to die or hope to die to end this excruciating pain.
Im a 55 yr.old conic pain patient.I've had ,9 (nine) total hip replacement s!
I was ran over @ 15 yrs of age.
We don't choose this type of life.
We just try to make the best of it. The label we receive at times are not
Fair.just like the label we reciprocate ya'll with! We're not the bad guys. Just
the hurt one's.
The medication that I was taking is suddenly unavailable to me,it was cut in half.I was on same dose for twelve to fifteen years.
I have had four major spine surgeries and I cannot stand or walk/failed surgeries over 40 years.i was an athlete,no drugs and my spine is destroyed.
My wife and son have abandoned me.So I live alone in a condo with my dog and pay people to grocery shop,walk my dog.
I was a successful investment broker and near Olympic type boxer,weightlifter,a Horatio Alger story.
Without 3-5 pills a day taken away in an America that I do not recognize.
If my beloved Father were here he would tell you...."Danny does not care for any pills."
This is ridiculous that the DEA has control, I agree it is none of their business and for when I go in to talk to the doctor and be labeled behind my back, PLEASE You try going through the pain as much as I put up with it, what happened to doctors treating patients right! This right here isn't, like I always say I have a lot more better things to do in my day then to go see the doctor, if you think if something that I already have like ibuprofen, Morton worked for me I sure in the hell wouldn't go see the doctor! I know my body, I know how much pain i can handle, but when I go in to go get help and finally now from a surgeon agrees with me, i understand that their are people out there too look out for, but if you had to go through the pain I deal with everyday you would agree with me that it affects the daily activity's and that label would change, just know that most people including me out there shouldn't have to have labels be put on us. It's not right, we never asked to have back problems, or knee pains that will affect most of us for the rest of our life. We need a change specially for the ones who suffer Real joint, knee ect... Pains. I don't ever encourage pain medicine use or any other medicines but now that I experience it, I know how it feels to suffer from knee pain and have the same go on with my other knee and have to live with that for the rest of my life.
I've had three back surgery's and the pain before during and for a time after, the pain was unbearable. If these people want to put pressure of doctors who help chronic pain patients, I pray to God that they have to endure the same pain but with nothing to control the pain. Let them see what's going on. You can't play God and expect that what you put out won't come back around.
Im am a nurse in california. I am appalled at the DEA and am super mad that they have any rights to your medical records at your own dr office and pharmacy. Pain is the 5th vital sign. It is none of there business what u take or why you take whatever you have been prescribed. Americans must stand up and fight for their right to pain control. Thwy are not professionals in the healthcare field and as such should have no say or access to your records. If you are in pain you deserve relief and if your doctor is trained to control your pain then thats his job. This must come to an end. Frustrated and mad. Where is our privacy
Doctors who ignore or turn their backs on patients with chronic pain, push us into an unbearable corner. I have personal experience of being turned away and made to feel like a drug seeker as opposed to a patient seeking pain relief! It drives the patient deeper into depression. I've isolated myself all summer. My house, family,friends, finances & marriage are falling apart. I was successful in my career prior to my back injury. I never did drugs before in my life until my failed back surgery. I was prescribed better pain medications when I only had 1 bulged disc. After surgery, I leaked CSF fluid for 24 days before the surgeon agreed to schedule an MRI. Every call I made to him complaining of the typical spinal headache and increased pain, made me feel like a drug seeker. Since the botched surgery, I now have 3 herniated discs, one of which is broken and pinching L5 sI nerve. I feel like my chart is flagged that I am nothing but a drug seeker. My surgeon, family doctor and physical therapist all feel I need pain management doctor. My pm doctor told me I need to learn how to deal with my pain and move on with my life. So, I lay in my bed and cry. I can see why people turn to drug dealers on the street. And...I'm close to calling my ex-brother in law and asking HIM for help. Atleast I know I wont be turned away.
This country is not about freedoms it is about small but powerful elitists who think they can decide what is best for us we are able to and should be allowed to go to a dr and not have to beg for pain medications if there is documented proof and evidence just remember the universe will decide the fate of egotistical cowardly individuals.
I was told in 1994 I had severe scoliosis & sciatica & after a # of years chronic lumbar sacro with osteoarthritis I'm not an addict so I'm rarely proscribed any pain pills or take any pain pills ever I took 1 whole or 1/2 nor co for 2 weeks cause now I have AS spondylitis & Dr. says I he can't give me pain pills cause their addicting .The pain is unbearable mostly at night .I know my symptoms cause me to think of surgery now often.I think cause my body can't deliver nutrients it needs so I'm going bald now .
There are no words available from yours truly to describe this DEA situation.
America is no longer a free country.
With pain meds,I could walk short distances,without the dose I was taking I am housebound,worthless.
Tried to relocate to Arizona and it is even worse.
Why not arrest and imprison people who steal meds.become high,resell them and so forth.
However,treat persons who are in genuine chronic debilitating 24/7 hell.
Here in California we have a law in effect since 1997 which was authored by Sen Leroy Greene and it is a total ball faced lie and a steaming crock of S*&T that they (your Doctor) has to stop giving you your pain meds OR that you MUST come into his or her office every 30 days to be able to refil your pain meds. It's a total lie and yet they keep telling this crap to their patients while others just act like they don't know what's going on and oh yeah we need you to come in cause of the "New DEA" regulations" which is a lie! They are lying to us, the DEA does NOT say to let us who suffer chronic pain to suffer or that we should pay more to get our meds every single month, that is a lie. These Doctors are making a judgement and instead of working with you they try to act like they are on your side but they are forced into it by the "booggyman" these DEA agents and its a crock of shit! Stop listening to them and leave them! You don't have to and nor should you trust a doctor who is willing to lie to your face. Just stop it! If you live in California please learn your rights and read: http://www.anapsid.org/cnd/pain/calpainlaws.html. The DEA put out a statement even saying that this isn't true cause it's not, it just means your doctor decided that you are wrong for using your meds, and notice that they don't even try to get you "help" for this at all? It's because they decided to take this action because they are being judgemental as a person and have made a decision. I had asked a Doctor who told me that " you need to learn to get used to the pain" to then refer me to a pain management Doctor and she flat out refused. The law clearly states that she has to refer me to a PMD (Pain Management Doctor) and she didn't so she is nixed and I will never see her dumb*****again. Stand up for yourselves and god bless you all. I will post the actual law in a diff post.
I don't need to tell anyone what my need for pain meds are but I can tell you one thing for sure: as a conservative, I believe Big Gov't needs to stay out of most aspects of our private lives, that includes insurance and what medications our doctors feel we should be taking. If my doctor diagnoses me with something, I believe he/she has the right to prescribe a medication to aid in my quality of life, too! DEA stay out of our doctor/patient relationships! I hope you all one day get to deal with CHRONIC PAIN and see that physical therapy doesn't always work!!!
I would like to put each agent in my body for three days. I think they would quit their job running cry to mommy, or commit suicide!!.this article really hit home, as I am in the process of finding a physician and was treated like a drug addict piece of dirt even though I have verified patholog, M.R.I.'s,, scan, and bloodtest.I suffer from degenerated joint disease, degenerative disc disease, rheumatoid arthritis and disc that are pinching nerve on is that need to fixed, but due to my cardiac status, and get that heart failure leaky valves and I cannot get any cardiac clearance to fix any but no cardiac clearance. That's just to name a few, those aren't all of my entire diagnoses... My husband own insurance had me investigated and paid for an independent examination, the doctor they picked sent them back a six page letter pretty much telling them in a nutshell to go screw themselves, " this many amnomalities is overwhelming to say the least, and the proof is in the pudding. She should remain on the pain medicine she is on." Now? Suicide is looking better and better!
I would like to put each agent in my body for three days. I think they would quit their job running cry to mommy, or commit suicide!!.this article really hit home, as I am in the process of finding a physician and was treated like a drug addict piece of dirt even though I have verified patholog, M.R.I.'s,, scan, and bloodtest.I suffer from degenerated joint disease, degenerative disc disease, rheumatoid arthritis and disc that are pinching nerve on is that need to fixed, but due to my cardiac status, and get that heart failure leaky valves and I cannot get any cardiac clearance to fix any but no cardiac clearance. That's just to name a few, those aren't all of my entire diagnoses... My husband own insurance had me investigated and paid for an independent examination, the doctor they picked sent them back a six page letter pretty much telling them in a nutshell to go screw themselves, " this many amnomalities is overwhelming to say the least, and the proof is in the pudding. She should remain on the pain medicine she is on." Now? Suicide is looking better and better!
I would like to put each agent in my body for three days. I think they would quit their job running cry to mommy, or commit suicide!!.this article really hit home, as I am in the process of finding a physician and was treated like a drug addict piece of dirt even though I have verified patholog, M.R.I.'s,, scan, and bloodtest.I suffer from degenerated joint disease, degenerative disc disease, rheumatoid arthritis and disc that are pinching nerve on is that need to fixed, but due to my cardiac status, and get that heart failure leaky valves and I cannot get any cardiac clearance to fix any but no cardiac clearance. That's just to name a few, those aren't all of my entire diagnoses... My husband own insurance had me investigated and paid for an independent examination, the doctor they picked sent them back a six page letter pretty much telling them in a nutshell to go screw themselves, " this many amnomalities is overwhelming to say the least, and the proof is in the pudding. She should remain on the pain medicine she is on." Now? Suicide is looking better and better!
I was in a car accident 8 yrs. ago and have 3 herniated disk in my back, and 4 yrs. and cromic neck pain. My Dr. says he can't give me anymore pain or muscle relaxers to help coop with the pain. I am 56 yrs old and don't need the government interfereing with my treatment. My father has cromic pain and can't sleep and is also unable to get sleeping pills or pain meds. This is ridiclous. We are not drug addicts, we have pain that is not being treated and don't know what to do.
I'm was disabled in-the-line-of-duty as a police officer. After having Thoracic surgery to repair my thoracic spine, I was given Morphine 15mg ER and 10mg Oxycodone. Yesterday I was informed that Oxycodone will no longer be prescribed due to DEA mandate. I know take 30mg ER Morphine that makes it impossible to function and lead a normal life. I have never done well on higher doses of morphine and now I'm left with no other obtion. The DEA should never be able to overrule my doctor. The government I faithfully served and gave my body for has now become my enemy!
I have had a horribly painful ruptured disk in my neck for 4 months now and my doctor refuses to give me anything at all for pain. Not even a non narcotic - saying that most people have no pain at all. I have degenerative disk disease and am used to being in pain but it gets worse every time and lasts longer every time I get a rupture. I guess these doctors feel being nonfunctional and suicidal is better than being functional and maybe becoming dependent. But somehow people not in real pain don't have any trouble getting them. It doesn't make any sense. My doctor acts like I'm asking for heroine when I tell her I can't take this too much longer.
I guess the "fear government" labels offered by my fellow citizens on the right now have a new listener.
I am in in consideration of becoming a former citizen of the US / it's not what I want but something's got to give. Ironic in my case I am the sole person who has integrity here /

considering a malpractice attorney / despite a lifelong distaste for our litigious culture.
I suffer from back pain. I was taking low dose OxyCodone of 5 mg 1 to 4 times a day. Thanks for the new rules I am no longer able to get my medication and am in constant pain and agony. I am getting other non medication treatments which are only partially helpful. One of my doctors told me my dosage was well below addiction level but thanks to the assumption of guilt I am not even trying to get the opiods. You have won I have lost and now I must suffer while you bask in the glory of my agony.
I suffer from back pain. I was taking low dose OxyCodone of 5 mg 1 to 4 times a day. Thanks for the new rules I am no longer able to get my medication and am in constant pain and agony. I am getting other non medication treatments which are only partially helpful. One of my doctors told me my dosage was well below addiction level but thanks to the assumption of guilt I am not even trying to get the opiods. You have won I have lost and now I must suffer while you bask in the glory of my agony.
I am being treated by a d.e.a. regulated facility in Pa. for multilevel cervical and lumbar disease. I receive my prescriptions by a practitioner duly liscenced by the D.e.a. I abide by all rules of my treatment facility to the letter and by signed contract yet when I take my prescriptions to the local pharmacies its always the same story. The d.e.a. has only allotted us so much of that medication and we don,t have any so then I must run all over until I am lucky enough to find it out of my area.
I honestly can hardly believe what is happening in theland of the free. DEa harassing physicians compassionate enough to treat pain. This must stop, too many people are suffering because of the DEA's Gestapo tactics!
I live in chronic pain, and have for almost a decade, I have never abused my opiate pain medication, and yet now I am being treated like an addict, because I need pain meds just to cope - hour by hour... How dare they, they do not live in this body, and they do not know how I feel.....I have the right to medical treatment, and I do not care if the doctors and politicians are uneasy about the amount I take, they have no right to make me suffer more pain then I already do, just because they do not like the medication....
This needs to be stopped and start helping the patients that suffer chronic pain all their lives! Doctors like to play God and have the patients suffer rather than help them come to some kind of solution . We have a RIGHT TO BE PAIN FREE! and have a somewhat normal life and to be able to cope day to day. Is this the stone age? I would love for some of these doctors to live just one week in the terrible agony we have to go through. I hope this passes and other get the help they need also. I suffer with chronic arthritis pain, deep bone pain!

Brandi
It's a travesty! As a disabled RN of 25 years, who has gone through the trends of medicine; I remember when we were taught that "pain is what the patient says it is"; complete with flyers in locker rooms etc....because it is a patient's right to have pain relief! I am one of those patients now. I have been insulted, accused, refused, embarrassed, and the condescending attitudes complete with facial smirks, eye rolling...makes my skin crawl! This is unacceptable! I had to fight for comfort meds for my dying 88 year old mother on hospice care last june! Every waiting room I am in the conversation is there. There are tears from pain; talk about ER visits where patients are told flat out they are drug seeking! I'm talking about 50 years old and up! Not excluding any age; as pain is debilitating! This is neglect, and abuse! And yes, these people don't function normally...it hurts too much. So they deteriorate, get pumped full of steroid shots, and lay and suffer! Just like everything else this country gets a hold of...they go too far, and leave out those the medicines benefit...using big Pharm influence (antidepressants for pain)...and media, Dr. Drew, Oz, etc...this is about as un american as it gets! I'm ashamed! I was a nurse...now my label is addict? drug-seeker? prescription pain medication abuser?...They get to choose. God put poppy seeds on this earth...just like white willow bark that aspirin comes from, and the fox glove plant which digitalis is made from...and on and on...pain is real! You bet these poor people are trying to find relief! Any congresspeople have a pain problem? Neuropathy? I'll bet so...I've been around this block...it's ugly and unfair...right now; I am flat on my back after having medial branch blocks today on my back...I'm 51 years old...but I've been injured and in pain, gone through 2 surgeries...and it's been four and a half years! My muscles have atrophied; I can't exercise because it hurts too much...This needs to stop! We are missing out on life.
It is impossible to get my prescriptions filled in Florida. Depression sets in due to the amount of pain I endure and the suicide thoughts begin. Please do something about our Florida problem. As elderly like I it is impossible for me to drive from pharmacy to pharmacy due to my pain. Please help us
My wife's been in chronic pain for at least 15 years now.
Every time her doctor moves on she gets a new doctor, then she gets the run around again, for at least the last 18 months she has had an abdominal pain that they havenít been able to figure out (on top of her other issues), so we go to ER, 2 months ago we were told by the ER that sheís been red flagged and both hospitals and Doctors in our area will not give her any additional pain killers to relieve her pain, so her last bout with this issue she just stayed home crying and vomiting for about 5 days. Sheís sick and tired of being treated worse than a dog by the very people who swore to do their best to help the sick.
Now her new doctor of 4 months is 4 days late on filling one of her meds, however on their website it shows he filled it yesterday.
I called around about 2 months ago trying to find an attorney to take the case of here being black listed and being treated like a 3 party citizen or drug seeker and they refuse to get her pain level down to where she has any quality of life, (sheís in bed 25 out of 30 days a month) they werenít interested in the case saying there was no money in it.
She was born here, went to school here, worked here and raised our children here, I guess that explains why we are 3rd class citizens, we allowed it to happen, shame on us!
And yes the Doctor has backed her down to 2/3rds of one of her two meds, I guess sheís doing much better now and just a pain to him.
Donít get me started on the chronic pain centers, if you donít need a procedure youíre a waste of their time and effort, but if youíll go through pain management and physical therapy, letting them bill you monthly they might take care of you.
Where I was raised if you have a flat tire you donít drive on it, it will ruin the tire for life. Instead you fix the tire (issue) then do physical therapy to make it better. But what would I know Iím not a Doctor.
What the hell is wrong with this country? Who took our balls? When are we going to stand up and take our rights back?
Please get mad! Itís time something was done to turn this Government back around.
Please stand up and help us all get a better quality of life.
I have had 5 back surgeries and I was diagnosed with chronic pain syndrome. I have been prescribed Hydrocodone 10 milligrams 180 quantity for over 5 years and I have been seeing my "new" doctor for almost 2 years and the first few months he was giving my 180 quantity and then 160 and then 140 and now 130 quantity. I am starting to suffer because the pain is starting to set in on the count that the meds wear off. The dr first said that the DEA is "cracking" down on med abusers. And then he said that he was being audited so then he brought my quantity down to 130. How is that my fault??? I need my 180 quantity back. I do not know what to do. And its funny that I only received 140 on the 14th of June but on the bottle it says to take 1 pill every 4 hours and that is what I am doing and I am about to run out. My next appointment is on the 14th of August. Can someone please give me some advice???
I do not have a primary Doctor yet due to not being able to afford one. However I believe it is unfair treatment of Doctors by the DEA. Advancements in medicine are meant to help the people and Doctors go through so many years of schooling to help patients to the best of their ability. They should not be restricted simply because someone can get dependent on something that works.
iVE BEEN SEIN THE SAME DOCTOR FOR 17 YARS , MY DOCTOR HAD LEFT AND HE TREATED MY BACK PAIN WELL . RECNLY MY DOCTOR HAS CHANGED AND I WAS TAKEN OFF ALL NY PRIMARY MEDICINE . NOW IVE BEEN IN ALOT OF PAIN & ITS ONLY BEEN A MONTH & 1/2 . I NEED HELP WITH THIS ISSUE REALLY BAD
Husband told by doctor that he has to suffer through the pain for the rest of his life and will not give pain medication to help him
Im a former ulcerative colitis patient who's first surgery was botched and wasn't discovered as cause for my abdominal pain until the second surgeon actually saw the errors first hand when he cut me open. Even after being found a legitimate chronic pain sufferer, instead of being glad to know and treat, drs seemingly where more reluctant to help me because i was right and they were wrong. Ive never shown anything but gratitude to any dr treating me and certainly didn't seek restitution for the incorrect surgery. But the ones who are paid and I must rely on to treat my pain now refuse due to my incorrect medical history and ongoing need for new drs. Im 36 and considered suicide, assisted living facilities, (nursing home), and wish the cancer im guaranteed to have due to radiation to my abdomen would hurry so I could have a few years with a little less agony perhaps. Treat me, the human in your office, for the issues perfectly obvious to all, not the person fabricated by incorrect medical records and grudge holding physicians that would rather tarnish someone s reputation than accept an incorrect diagnosis and face the truth after two years of insults and premature spreading of devastating rumors about my "Drug abuse" thanks.
KAISER is the DEVIL. I cannot believe they have taken away my meds after the last 4 years of giving me 3 30 mg. Morphine ER, & 1 or 2 10/325 oxycodone every 6 hours. I have debilitating pain from degenerative disc disease and sciatica, and fibromyalgia. I'm at a loss. What do I do now?
I was given pain meds for a 20 year old severe crush injury. I have 7 screws, 3 steel plates and a cadaver bone in my right foot with a lot of arthritis. My knee was replaced two years ago and I have bulging disks. I cannot take anti-inflamatories because my stomach bleeds fom 20 years of taking them. Now, at 57 years old, I can't have quality of life because doctors fear the DEA. It's a good thin I'm allowed anti-depressants because I don't want to live like this, constant pain like an abscess tooth in my foot. Just who are these idiots saving? Nobody, that's who. Kids who want to get high will find it somewhere. It's like gun control, the criminals don't obey those rules either. Other countries don't have these issues. Our country makes too much money with their puritanical laws and ideas. Money from courts, lawyers, fines, probation fees, so it's going to take we, the people, to change these laws. We need to take back our liberty before we forget what it was like.
I was given pain meds for a 20 year old severe crush injury. I have 7 screws, 3 steel plates and a cadaver bone in my right foot with a lot of arthritis. My knee was replaced two years ago and I have bulging disks. I cannot take anti-inflamatories because my stomach bleeds fom 20 years of taking them. Now, at 57 years old, I can't have quality of life because doctors fear the DEA. It's a good thin I'm allowed anti-depressants because I don't want to live like this, constant pain like an abscess tooth in my foot. Just who are these idiots saving? Nobody, that's who. Kids who want to get high will find it somewhere. It's like gun control, the criminals don't obey those rules either. Other countries don't have these issues. Our country makes too much money with their puritanical laws and ideas. Money from courts, lawyers, fines, probation fees, so it's going to take we, the people, to change these laws. We need to take back our liberty before we forget what it was like.
You just don't know
I'm in pain right now with fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy.and hep c

and in Iowa the doctor have weaken all the med i been on for 10 years,so I'm in pain 24/7,only We the people can

change this by voting.
Pain Patients are NOT criminals by operation of seeking,help for chronic pain. Doctors and patients should be FREE in USA to CHOOSE the modality they feel fits them without fear of reprisal or being labeled simply because they are prescribed or the prescriber of narcotic pain relief.
I vote and this issue is on the forefront of my concerns when selecting candidates.
I pray with all my heart that you will die a SLOW and LONG painful death. Who are you to decide how we should die.
It seems as though drug addicts are the only clientele getting any medication to try to "HELP" them get over their addiction, meanwhile it's just another "COCKTAIL" to ease the pain of all the other crap their taking,!!!!, my brother was in recovery about (30) years and said it best," YOU TAKE METHODONE TO GET OFF HEROIN, BUT YOU CAN'T BE ON THAT FOR (20) YEARS",!!!!, Any substance can be abused, if you're a kid on a sugar high, you'll crash and be cranky when you come down, when you drink alcohol, you feel no pain, happy, euphoric, but the next day, hung-over, listless, tired, depressed and any street drug you add to that cocktail prolongs both feelings, the "UP" and "DOWN" that's why we get addicted, we don't want that "UP" feeling to end. I am a strong believer that the body has the natural ability to heal itself, but when diagnosed with a massive blood clot, complicated by back pain, "CHRONIC OR NOT", it hurts, I can barely get out of bed, without pain meds, I can't get out of bed, nor do I want to,!!!, Doctors study medicine and practice on patients but "EVERY BODY IS DIFFERENT" and there are tests that can help prove how much pain can be tolerated,!!!, and I am a personality that can tolerate pain, but I am depleted at this point, until there is proper treatment, I need the proper medication, plain and simple....and if you want to get well, you will,!!!, is a good mantra, "ABUSE, ADDICTION, CORRUPTION, and the "FEEL GOOD" factor are all human conditions that have always and will always exist, the trick is how to handle it. I don't do anything anymore that may alter or prolong my "RECOVERY" I'm F'IN Parochial at this point as my pain is consuming me ,!!!, and I need all the "MEDICAL" help I can get otherwise I might jump on that band wagon of "BS" and not care anymore,!!!!!
I am a victim of this absurd concept. Education of healers in America must be OVERHAULED, and reconstructed to relflect world wide facts, treatments and diagnosis. America now stands way behind the ENTIRE WORLD, having suffered from years of arrogance, and lack of or no research to support most currently held medical "facts" ( which change daily as real research slowly trickles in)
Compassion is the key here, over regluation for the sake of GREED on the part of ALL MEDICAL providers involved, MUST BE STOPPED.,
Pain control, ancient effective medications, homeopathy (now considered much more realistic and effective that the slash and dash medical treatment we now "enjoy", and deregulation and legalizing medications. must start NOW. Government, pharmas, huge corps are causing untold suffering and premature deaths, directly and indirectly, most victims dont have the energy left to complain or inform you of this torture. Illegal drug abuse, and illegal prescription use will continue to run rampant until TRUTH, and TRUST are restored to the people you represent.
Quit the infighting in congress, get off your butts and get to work. At this point, you will be historically known as the most ineffective, careless, selfish government in history. Unless changes are made, you will be remembered as murders, not heros.
I can't get any pain meds I been requesting since I need it for chronic pain and to get to sleep. I can't take Aleve or NSAIDS and regular tylenol doesn't help. I been taking someone elses pain meds which they don't want me to do but they wont prescribe me anything to help me. What happened to treating the patient ?
I've been suffering from debilitating pain caused by calcification of the Achilles tendons in both feet for two years. The strongest medication that anyone will prescribe to me is Relafen, which is only effective on the infrequent days that my pain is only at a 5 or 6 instead of the usual 8 or 9. My workplace would cover a surgical procedure. But surgery would mean not having a paycheck for six to twelve months. Since AFLAC calls this calcification a preexisting condition they will not cover any bills (mortgage, car, utilities, etc.) so I must work in order to keep a roof over my head. I stand during my job, which means that the pain is severe most of the day. I can no longer exercise. As a result the fifty extra pounds I've gained in the process is only worsening the issue. I'm not a criminal and I'm not an addict. I deserve to be treated with dignity. I AM IN PAIN AND IT IS RUINING MY LIFE. Please help me.
This has got to stop NOW! Stop adding to people's pain by degrading them and refusing to treat their pain as the problem it is. **** the DEA! What do they know about medicine?
I would never nor have I ever sought for relive of pain outside of my doctor but I can tell you that I have a doctor right now that is questioning that I even have pain after my MRI and CT scans show differently. It is demeaning to be treated the way alot of chronic pain patients are and all because a certain amount of the population wants to get high and those are the ones who have NO trouble getting the stuff. In nursing school they taught us that keeping our patient comfortable and reasonably pain free was a number one priority but it is not what is practiced.
I would never nor have I ever sought for relive of pain outside of my doctor but I can tell you that I have a doctor right now that is questioning that I even have pain after my MRI and CT scans show differently. It is demeaning to be treated the way alot of chronic pain patients are and all because a certain amount of the population wants to get high and those are the ones who have NO trouble getting the stuff. In nursing school they taught us that keeping our patient comfortable and reasonably pain free was a number one priority but it is not what is practiced.

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